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US Immigrant health insurance plans offered here provide medical insurance for new US immigrants (Green Card holders sponsored by family members) and potential immigrants (H4 & F2 visa holders) till they are eligible for domestic insurance.

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Comprehensive plans pays for all expenses after the deductible and co-insurance component and are recommended given the high costs of health care in the US.
Visit USA Standard by Travel Insurance Services
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Key Features:  Standard Plan offers coverage for unexpected illness and injury along with travel assistance benefits.
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  • $33.79 PER MONTH BUY
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Patriot America by International Medical Group
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Pre-Existing Cover
  • Eligibility Under 65 years of age plan must be bought within 6 months of arrival in US. Over 65 years of age plan must begin within 30 days of arrival
  • Key Features: Great coverage for a great price. Offers coverage for pre-exixisting conditions upto plan maximum. More...
  • $37.00 PER MONTH BUY
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Atlas America by TokioMarine HCC
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Key Features: Always eligible for purchase no matter what age and how long a person has been in the US More...
  • $42.16 PER MONTH BUY
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Fixed benefits plans have specific benefit limits for different covered medical expenses. These benefit limits are not the same as the plan medical maximum.
Visitor's Care by International Medical Group
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Eligibility Over 65 years plan must begin within 30 days of arrival in the US
  • Key Features: Coverage for pre-existing conditions regardless of age
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  • $38.00 PER MONTH BUY
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Inbound Immigrant by Seven corners
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Eligibility Plan must be bought within 24 months of arrival in US
  • Key Features: Specifically designed for recent immigrants
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  • $49.91 PER MONTH BUY
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Inbound USA by Seven corners
  • Maximum coverage#1
  • Deductible#2
  • Eligibility Plan must be bought within 12 months of arrival in US
  • Key Features: Covers pre-existing like any other condition for those under 70 years
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  • $63.55 PER MONTH BUY
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#1: Maximum Coverage is the maximum eligible medical expenses that the plan will cover.

#2: Deductible is the amount of expenses that must be paid out of pocket before an insurer will pay any expenses.

Immigrant plans are long term plans with some being renewable up to five years, and they cover medical expenses incurred during sudden illness or injuries. Some plans like the Geo Blue Explorer can also cover pre-existing medical conditions and preventive care, but policy issuance is not guaranteed and needs have an underwriting approval.

US immigrant insurance required for US visa

On October 4th, 2019, the Donald Trump administration has announced that the US government will insist on proof of adequate US immigrant health insurance without which visas to enter the US will be denied. This rule is effective from November 3rd 2019. The Trump administration states that new immigrants who enter the US without proper US immigrant insurance add to the burden of US taxpayers for the cost of their healthcare.

Once this policy comes into effect, prospective new US immigrants would be asked for proof of immigrant health insurance coverage. The Visas can be denied if the consular office is not satisfied by the provided proof of health insurance in the US.

Why do immigrants need US immigrant insurance?

  • It is very risky for anyone to be uninsured in the US, especially new immigrants who soon after arriving in the USA are particularly vulnerable given the new environment that they are in.
  • There is a waiting period till new US immigrants are eligible for Medicare or to purchase domestic health insurance. Immigrants can however buy new US immigrant insurance plans as an interim coverage.

Can a US immigrant get health insurance?

Yes, there is immigrant health insurance, or health insurance for permanent residents available. However it must be noted that domestic US medical insurance for Green card holders including Medicare and Medicaid have a waiting period of five years. US immigrants are eligible for Medicaid coverage only if they satisfy the resident state’s income or residency rules.

It is important to buy temporary US immigrant health insurance till Green card holders become eligible for domestic insurance plans. The visitor health insurance plans that we offer also work very well as health insurance while waiting for Green card. Given the high cost of US health care, it is very important to have health insurance for elderly immigrant parents and medical insurance for Green card holders even before they become eligible for domestic US plans

Likely US immigrant medical insurance customers

The coverage offered under affordable US immigrant insurance plans vary depending on the specific circumstances of new immigrants. Following are some of the eligibility criteria for green card holders:
  • Frequently traveling Green Card Holders (between the US and home country): Green card holders who travel to their home country or who may not be staying permanently in the USA are advised to buy insurance coverage. You should be aware that insurance plans will not provide coverage for preventative care (health check ups, vaccinations...) or has limited coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Green Card Holders permanently living in the USA: If a US green card holder is living permanently here then he or she is eligible for domestic health insurance plans. However this depends on the duration of stay in US. If you are below 65 years then you are eligible for domestic health insurance plans such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, however they are usually eligible only after living in the US for 6 months or more. In this case also, purchasing insurance till they become eligible for domestic plans makes sense. For those above 65 years who are not yet eligible for Medicare or domestic health insurance, new immigrants over 65 can select the Global Citizen plan offered by HTH Worldwide or in some states the GEO Blue Explorer plan. Global Citizen and GEO Blue Explorer offers excellent coverage including pre-existing medical cover.
  • Recent Green Card Holders or New Immigrants: New immigrants who can be parents or family members who have recently arrived in the USA can buy insurance depending on the duration of stay. These plans can be purchased for the period till you are eligible for domestic health insurance.
  • Applied for Green Card and waiting: If your children/grandchildren have applied for Green Card and waiting you can buy insurance coverage which will be suitable for them.

Can I buy US immigrant health insurance after coming to the USA?

Yes! We do recommend that you make your purchase before you leave to start the day you leave your home country until the day you return (bearing in mind the policies are based off of EST). However, you can still buy a policy after you have started your journey. Of course, if you or your visitor is already sick and/or in the hospital, you will not get coverage for that incident. You must have an US immigrant insurance policy in place before something adverse occurs (which is why we recommend covering your entire trip from start to finish).

However, sometimes people wait to see what their visitors may want and to discuss options with them. Do not delay because some policies will no longer be an option if you wait too long. Generally, however, all options are open within the first month of arrival to your destination AND these limitations are only for plans which cover trips to the US. International travel has no limitations, so you can make your purchase at any time.
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US Immigrants health insurance plans highlights
  • Many options for short and long term stays in US and abroad.
  • Some plans are renewable monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annually.
  • Some plans can be enrolled even 24 months after arriving in the United States.
  • Affordable New US Immigrants health insurance plans provide an interim bridge coverage till you are eligible for US domestic health plans.
US Immigrants Medical Insurance Options
Short term health insurance options (5 Days - 12 Months) Long term health insurance options (one year or longer)
  • Options for long term major medical coverage
  • Options for Illegals in the US

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Immigrant Plans Long term Plans

Perfect for people planning on immigrating to US but not yet left their home countries

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Green Card Holders Frequently traveling

Green card holders who travel frequently to their home country.

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Green Card Holders Permanently living in US

Four plans are available for this group who may not immediately qualify for domestic plans

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Recent Immigrants

New immigrants who can be parents or family members or Fiancee (K visa)

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Applied for Green Card and waiting

You can buy temporary insurance coverage until you get your Green Card

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